32-Hour Hands-On Bartending Course
Become a Bartender Today!
Bartender Training Course Now Only $675
Certifying Bartenders from Burnaby and Vancouver since 1981.
Our top rated bartending course outlines every essential bit of information to get you started as a bartender. For anyone looking for a bartending course near Burnaby, Fine Art Bartending School has Canada’s oldest, largest and most respected bartender certification program. We have put thousands of people from around Vancouver for more than 40 years now. Check out some of our recent photos of the classes.
Burnaby is full of small restaurants, golf courses and hotels that all need bartenders on a regular basis. We at Fine Art Bartending School know what it takes to build essential bar skills. You gain both knowledge and the confidence to get hired over the 2 week course. We aim to keep our drink recipes current and accurate too, with industry feedback. Hop on the Skytrain and come downtown to learn to bartend in an awesome environment.
The Fine Art Bartending program is a very hands-on bartending course. We encourage lots of practice, because we know that lots of practice makes perfect. We have a very practical approach to teaching quality cocktail making. Each class is taught downtown, only 5 minutes from both Waterfront and Granville Skytrain stations. We are also just a stone’s throw from some of Vancouver’s best bartenders. Burnaby has a few great bars around Metrotown, but come downtown and check out what cocktails are being crafted in Gastown.
Each Bartending Course Starts with Theory
History of liquor is also important in any decent bartender training program, plus a little theory. We need to teach you the basics of beer and wine, then we get into spirits. Add to that the background material and history of each liquor that every bartender needs to understand. Of course we even toss in a few of our own experiences and stories, to then give you an idea of what to expect when you are working behind a bar.
The 32-hour Commercial Bartending Course is eight 4-hours days of learning to bartend. We get you up behind our 22 foot long bar and give you a station to practice your cocktail making. At the end of classes, and after successful completion, you will have:
- the esteemed Fine Art Commercial Bartender Certificate
- 100 different cocktails in your arsenal of drink knowledge
- the know-how to craft your own cocktails
- strategies to make more tips, and more money for the house
- ideas on what to expect from your bartenders and how to train support staff
- oodles of confidence
- plus a few new friends
In British Columbia, anyone selling or serving alcohol needs to have Serving It Right certification. We don’t spend time specifically going through that material as it is all online now. Every bartender does need to know about responsible service, but we focus class time on you practicing how to be a bartender. We want you making cocktails, improving your customer service, and learning how to make more tips! If you want to be a bartender in Burnaby… you need to know how to squeeze tips out of every guest!
11am – 3pm
Tuesday to Friday for TWO weeks
6pm – 10pm
Tuesday to Thursday for Week #1 & 2
Tuesday & Wednesday for Week #3
12pm – 4pm
Saturdays & Sundays for FOUR weeks
*Note that on Statutory Holidays, we may shift classes
If you’re looking for a bartending course near Burnaby, we have DAY and EVENING courses starting every two weeks. The weekend classes start roughly every four weeks. Click the big green button for all our upcoming class start dates to find out what works for you!
Don’t see dates far enough in the future for your advanced schedule? Check out our class calendar! We have a good idea of when classes are even if you don’t see them noted on the website. Just ask.
Register Today For Only $675. Regularly $849.
We are Vancouver's Best Bartending School!
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Soon to be bartenders from all around Vancouver have been coming downtown to get their training. For more than 35 years now, we have been Greater Vancouver’s best bartender training school. Your students love us! We want you to know how to make a bunch of great cocktails, but also how to be a great bartender. If you are looking to work in Richmond or Steveston, there are plenty of great hotel bars and small restaurants that always need help. We will make sure you know which establishments you should be targeting to get work fast.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Taking this course was a great experience for me! I found a bartending job in Vancouver easily after I took this course. Although I didn’t continue to work as a bartender as my career with my boring engineering degree got too busy, I’ve gained entrance to a whole new knowledge through this course. Now I know my drinks to make at parties, what wine I prefer at a fine dining restaurant, or just the general knowledge of what all those bottles of liquid are when I hit the liquor store. I strongly recommend this course to whoever wants a jumpstart to a career in bartending, add more experience to your current bartending job, or even just there to learn more about alcohol, enjoy, and have fun!
Kevin Y. from Richmond
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I just wanted to say thanks to the instructors for the bartending course at Fine Art. I found the course to be well paced, very informative and appreciated all the attention and consistent feedback. The course was very hands on and was filled with tips and tricks of the trade… which are all necessary if I wanted to become a bartender. Not only did I learn over 70 cocktails and martinis, the drills to become fast and efficient at them are excellent. The course is challenging but with a clear progression and sequence that makes learning the drinks easy. If anyone was ever wondering about the course I highly recommend it as it surpassed my expectations. I was just hired at a Pub today not even 2 weeks after the course was over. Thanks again
Craig P. from Steveston
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I really enjoyed the class, i went to the day and night courses in Vancouver and liked them both. It never got to be boring and I was always learning something new. You did a great job teaching and kept it interesting (never a dull moment). I am currently looking for a job bartending/serving but the course will help me get a start. Great job!
James H. from Richmond